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THE CHOSEN FEW / BIRTH OF A PLAYBOY / MAPLE 1000

Has this been booted/counterfeited? Can't see any info to suggest so in any of the 'books'.

Looking at one currently that looks very clean - perhaps too clean.

Thanks in advance...

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the Maple lp of the chosen few is absolutely chock full of killer tracks deffo an essential buy (if you see it about that is)

The copy on Ebay is vinyl, while mine below is in styrene

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Hello,

THE CHOSEN FEW / BIRTH OF A PLAYBOY / MAPLE 1000

Has this been booted/counterfeited? Can't see any info to suggest so in any of the 'books'.

Looking at one currently that looks very clean - perhaps too clean.

Thanks in advance...

Don't think it will be a Boot. :D

Came out twice... on Canyon 1000 and Maple 1000.

Was an old Bradford spin of mine. The guy I bought it off was raving about the "Taking All The Love I Can" side.

Turned it over and found this moody, atmospheric, group beauty on the flip.

Smashing tune!

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Don't think it will be a Boot. :D

Came out twice... on Canyon 1000 and Maple 1000.

Was an old Bradford spin of mine. The guy I bought it off was raving about the "Taking All The Love I Can" side.

Turned it over and found this moody, atmospheric, group beauty on the flip.

Smashing tune!

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Sean

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Hello,

THE CHOSEN FEW / BIRTH OF A PLAYBOY / MAPLE 1000

Has this been booted/counterfeited? Can't see any info to suggest so in any of the 'books'.

Looking at one currently that looks very clean - perhaps too clean.

Thanks in advance...

Remember buying one of these off a stall in York market in late 70s. The guy was selling a load of pressings/reisues at probably 99p each and he had a load of these mixed in all brand new unplayed. To be honest thought they were reissues at the time but as the 45 was relatively unknown then have to assume they were originals.

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Was wondering if this has now been bootlegged.

I don't recall seeing any looking like this:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item337db21d37

Mick

From memory my demo isn't as crisp as the one looks on e-bay........will dig it out tomorrow & have a look & get back to you?Must admit never thought it'd been booted????

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Martyn

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Was wondering if this has now been bootlegged.

I don't recall seeing any looking like this:

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item337db21d37

That's the same as my copy which I got in a soul pack circa 1987. It used to be everywhere for a few quid then. Someone obviously imported a load of mint promos. Wasn't it around the same time Rudy Love's "suffering wrath" came into the country on the same label?? Wish i had picked up one of those at the time.

Dave.

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Looking in Manships 5th & 6th guides i can find no indication of this having been booted. I have "Birth of a playboy" by Crown Four on the Lee John label also a good double sider.

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My demo has the star like mentioned earlier, paid £1 from a record shop in Berwick Street, London, sometime around 1982.

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the Maple lp of the chosen few is absolutely chock full of killer tracks deffo an essential buy (if you see it about that is)

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the Maple lp of the chosen few is absolutely chock full of killer tracks deffo an essential buy (if you see it about that is)

I love their take on Lee Moses "can't take no more chances" on Page For:

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Hi ,

I had a black canyon copy years ago and I currently have a white demo same as the ebay one on vinyl. Scan of both sides ( star on one side only) below.

I don't think it's been booted either.

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Hi ,

I had a black canyon copy years ago and I currently have a white demo same as the ebay one on vinyl. Scan of both sides ( star on one side only) below.

I don't think it's been booted either.

post-8842-0-60773400-1352734068_thumb.jp post-8842-0-41117500-1352734092_thumb.jp

Just dug mine out & it's exactly the same as Spooks.For some reason I thought the type was different but yet again my memory was playing tricks on me.........bloody old age :wink:

Cheers

Martyn

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A Barnoldswick tune for me about 7 years ago, coincidently i played it at Salmesbury and Greenlands this week, first time for a while, great tune, ashamed to say i dont remember playing B side, will spin it tonight, have it on canyon and maple, dont think it was booted, Roman

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The copy on Ebay is vinyl, while mine below is in styrene

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Same here. :thumbsup:

The Crown Four version is slightly slower and rougher but its the Chosen Few singing under a different name, 1st local label and very scarce.

Hi ,

I had a black canyon copy years ago and I currently have a white demo same as the ebay one on vinyl. Scan of both sides ( star on one side only) below.

I don't think it's been booted either.

post-8842-0-60773400-1352734068_thumb.jp post-8842-0-41117500-1352734092_thumb.jp

Not been booted on Maple, I think that guy selling carvers of virtually everything has done it but that one on the bay is cosher!

Hi Roman :D

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The copy on Ebay is vinyl, while mine below is in styrene

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Just thought I would add, my styrene copy has "Bell Sound" in the deadwax, not sure with the vinyl one ????

Also for me the vinyl label looks new ???? could be my age I suppose :huh:

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Just thought I would add, my styrene copy has "Bell Sound" in the deadwax, not sure with the vinyl one ????

Also for me the vinyl label looks new ???? could be my age I suppose :huh:

I have just checked, my Maple vinyl white demo (post No 15 above) with a star on one side is also "Bell Sound' stamped in each run out.

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The Crown Four version is slightly slower and rougher but its the Chosen Few singing under a different name, 1st local label and very scarce.

Very scarce indeed, but it's the exact same recording as on the Canyon and Maple 45s. It's just that the sound quality on the Crown Four 45 on LEE JOHN is very poor and thin/hollow sounding. The Maple and Canyon releases are much punchier and louder.

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Very scarce indeed, but it's the exact same recording as on the Canyon and Maple 45s. It's just that the sound quality on the Crown Four 45 on LEE JOHN is very poor and thin/hollow sounding. The Maple and Canyon releases are much punchier and louder.

I just listened to them both and your spot on Seb. :thumbsup:
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Very scarce indeed, but it's the exact same recording as on the Canyon and Maple 45s. It's just that the sound quality on the Crown Four 45 on LEE JOHN is very poor and thin/hollow sounding. The Maple and Canyon releases are much punchier and louder.

Sorry but i'm gonna disagree.(only going on the tracks available on youtube) My Lee John issue plays "loud & Proud", and i personally think it sounds better than the "Chosen Few" Canyon issue,but maybe not as good as the "Maple" issue (although as stated i've not heard these played out over a big system).infact dispite all my years on the scene i've never heard this record played out. I must be going to the wrong places. :g:

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Used to have the Lee John copy in the 80s

My copy played loud and clear and at the time was the one to have as it was the first release

Quite a big Mod club sound in London and the south back then

Al H :thumbsup:

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